Definition of 柱

  • pillar
  • post
  • cylinder
  • support

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • チュウ
  • はしら

Popular Words With This Kanji

柱, はしら

pillar, post, support, prop, mainstay, counter for buddhas, gods, nobles, etc.

支柱, しちゅう

prop, brace, fulcrum

電柱, でんちゅう

telephone pole, telegraph pole, lightpole

大黒柱, だいこくばしら

central pillar (of a building), mainstay (e.g. of an economy), backbone (e.g. of a family), provider, main man

円柱, 丸柱, えんちゅう, まるばしら

column, shaft, cylinder, round pillar (esp. in buildings)

円柱, 丸柱, えんちゅう, まるばしら

column, shaft, cylinder, round pillar (esp. in buildings)

四本柱, しほんばしら

four posts that used to support the roof over the sumo ring

火柱, ひばしら

pillar of fire, blazing column

氷柱, つらら, ひょうちゅう

icicle, ice pillar, ice

心柱, 真柱, しんばしら

central pillar of a pagoda, leader of the Tenri religion


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